NGV Conservation offers internships and placements for students studying a recognised tertiary degree in Art Conservation to further their experience in understanding and caring for the NGV Collection. We believe in developing outstanding conservators who are committed to making the collection accessible through treatment, preservation, research, and outreach. Every year, NGV Conservation hosts internships in any one of its specialist areas: Exhibitions Conservation; First Nations Art; Frames and Furniture; Objects; Paintings; Paper and Photography; and Textiles.

Through the generous support of benefactors, the NGV hosts three-year Fellowships that enable recent graduates and emerging conservators to develop and refine their knowledge and skills in interpreting how artworks were made, how they have, or will change, over their lifetime and how best to manage deterioration and change, so that these works can by enjoyed by current and future audiences.

Our Interns and Fellows work with a highly experienced team to:

• carry out preventive care and conservation treatment of the NGV collection

• undertake research and analytical studies on collection works to better understand methods and materials of production

• support innovation in the field through research and a pragmatic, risk-based model for collection preservation and treatment

• share their knowledge and training with both industry and public audiences through an active program of industry presentations and workshops, writing for NGV and contributing to industry publications and social media channels.